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Lucia Graves

House Republicans Take Aim At Environmental Regulations As Debt Crisis Looms | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With eight days until the country officially defaults on its debts, likely sparking a worldwide credit crisis, the House of Representati...

Small Business Owners Speak Out On Clean Air Act

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Clean air, gas-sipping automobiles, green energy technology and the rules that promote them are good for public health and the economy. That was the m...

10 Things to Know About Power Plant Water Use, 10 Reasons to Care

Kyle Rabin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Kyle Rabin

Some things get better with age. Not power plants. The nation's older power plants that still rely on antiquated and damaging once-through cooling systems have a huge thirst for water.

In Alaska, a Dirty Fight Over Clean Water

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A small island fishing community 800 air miles southwest of Anchorage has found itself in a monster of a fight with federal enforcers based more than 4,100 miles away in Washington, D.C.

Republicans Throw Conservation to Curb, Eviscerate EPA, and Pump Pollutants Into America's Air, Water and Land

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The House Interior Appropriations Bill undermines clean water protections, undermines standards on toxic coal ash disposal, pushes aside Clean Air Act permitting processes for drilling off of Alaska's coast, and blocks the listing of endangered species.

American Public: 1, Polluters: 0

Michael Brune | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Yesterday, the EPA met this sentiment with action by announcing the first of a series of air pollution regulations that will be rolled out during the next few months.

Reducing Air Pollution Is Well Worth the Cost

Josh Nelson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The air quality improvements of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will be tremendous, with the number of counties in violation of federal standards expected to drop from 207 to just two as soon as 2014.

Voters Strongly Oppose Michele Bachmann's Proposal to Abolish the EPA

Josh Nelson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

While Rep. Bachman's opposition to the EPA is presumably some sort of principled stand against clean air and drinkable water, based on the polling I've seen, it seems highly unlikely to do her much good in the presidential campaign.

California Should Lead Again on Emissions Standards

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

By moving ahead with its own rules, California can bolster the administration's negotiating position with the auto industry. If it declines to send a clear signal now, it risks being hobbled for years by whatever weak action Washington chooses.

Clean Air: You Have to Be In It to Win It

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Advocating for what you believe in is a lot of work, but getting what you don't want is much worse. Don't leave the heavy lifting to others.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Ash Industry Sees Massive Job Losses If EPA Rules Proceed | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green

An industry-funded report released late Wednesday suggests that federal regulation of coal combustion residuals, or coal ash, currently being consider...

Lucia Graves

New EPA Regulations: Lisa Jackson Denounces Utility Giant's 'Doomsday' Scenario | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson hit back against powerful coal-burning utility American Electric Power on Wednesday, ...

Surely You're Joking, Gov. Pawlenty!

Carl Pope | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Pawlenty manages to keep coming up with the most outrageous proposals of this year's Republican presidential field, and now he's tacking way to the right on government protection of the public's health and safety.

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

Is Propoxur the Way to Not Let the Bedbugs Bite?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Some of you are no doubt scratching your heads, thinking: "There's gotta be an insecticide capable of offing these guys. Why can't the pointy-headed geniuses at the chemical companies make one?" As it turns out, they have.

EPA Must Strengthen our Smog Standards or Risk the Health of Millions of Latinos

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

Millions of Latinos -- children, grandparents, brothers and sisters -- are at risk of asthma, bronchitis and even death due to this dangerous air pollutant. And they're not alone.

I Don't Think "Life" Means What the Right Thinks It Means

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

The truth is that those on the U.S. right are about as "pro-life" as Arnold Schwarzenegger is pro-wife. Or Dominique Strauss Kahn is pro-maid.

Watchdog Group Blasts EPA For Relaxing Radiation Code

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 07.10.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust An environmental watchdog group is criticizing the federal government for scaling...

The Political Power of Environmental Protection

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The effort to paint environmental protection as an anti-business government boondoggle bumps up against the reality of environmental degradation. People can see and smell a foul environment.

Our Responsibility to the Earth

Michael Brune | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Big Oil and its proxies hate alternative energy and energy efficiency. Do you think they'd be kicking and screaming to stop progress if they didn't see a threat to their bottom line?

The Best Remedy for the Price of Gas

Dan Becker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

The Obama administration can't do much to lower the price of a gallon of gas, but it is on the cusp of a crucial decision that could help consumers come out ahead because they would need less gas.

Lucia Graves

Power Shift Participants Denounce Obama's Environmental Inaction | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of young activists gathered at a rally in front of the White House on Monday to demand that the president protect the Clean Ai...

Republicans Continue to Alienate Voters: This Time on the Environment

Margie Omero | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Margie Omero

Americans do not want to see weakened protection of environment. Republicans -- once again -- risk overplaying their hands by showing such enthusiasm for unpopular positions.

Stopping the Republican Attack on Our Country's Clean Air Protections: Lessons from California

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Rep. Mike Honda

In California's 15th District, we know that technological innovation and environmental stewardship go hand in hand to enhance our quality of life. Tha...

8 Railroad Innovations Promoting Environmental Awareness (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

With the 41st anniversary of Earth Day quickly approaching, organizations and corporations all over the world are focusing on new initiatives to promo...